Spend Culture: CFOs on People, Cash, and Organizations
Using Technology to Bridge the Gap Between Finance and Business With Darrell Cox

Using Technology to Bridge the Gap Between Finance and Business With Darrell Cox

August 25, 2021

In this episode of Spend Culture Stories, Darrell Cox, CFO at Vena Solutions, explains how technology is bridging the gap between finance and everyone else, why self-created uncertainty can be a boost, and the importance of being a business partner as well as a numbers guy.

How Procurement Can Be an Innovation Centre with Anna Mcgovern

How Procurement Can Be an Innovation Centre with Anna Mcgovern

June 24, 2021

In this episode, Anna McGovern, the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Food Bank for New York City and procurement/supply chain influencer shares how procurement can truly have a seat at the executive table as a business partner. Procurement is often seen as a cost-cutting role, but Anna gives specific case studies and examples on how procurement can truly become a value-driver, and how it can influence innovation within organizations big and small.

Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Accounting and Finance

Adopting an Entrepreneurial Mindset in Accounting and Finance

May 20, 2021

Twyla Verhelst joins us to chat about how accounting leaders can adopt an entrepreneurial mindset to their work, and how to elevate themselves to become better business partners to the organizations they work for. In addition, Twyla provides some great tips to deal with change management and automation issues, and how to overcome them.

How to Prepare for Your First ERP Project - Sam Gupta

How to Prepare for Your First ERP Project - Sam Gupta

April 26, 2021

In this episode, Sam Gupta, the Principal Consultant at ElevatIQ and host of the WBS Rocks podcast joins us to discuss how growing companies can identify whether they are ready for an ERP, and also how to make the best decision on behalf of their organization.

We chat about ERP implementations gone wrong, how to evaluate a solution, and getting the right stakeholders on board to make your tech stack a success.

Elevating Women in Finance and the Future of Payments With Pamela Steer, CFO of Payments Canada

Elevating Women in Finance and the Future of Payments With Pamela Steer, CFO of Payments Canada

March 11, 2021

Pamela Steer, CFO of Payments Canada and CFO of the Year™ award winner for 2019 joins us in this episode to chat about the newest developments in Payments, and also her experiences being a woman finance leader. We chat about how organizations can leverage the newest payment technology to stay competitive in 2021, and how to elevate other women in the finance and accounting sector. 

 

How Softbank’s VC CFO Navneet Govil is Making Finance Strategic

How Softbank’s VC CFO Navneet Govil is Making Finance Strategic

February 24, 2021

In this episode, Softbank Vision Fund's CFO and Managing Partner Navneet Govil shares his insights on scaling the vision fund's finance team, how he was able to use technology to make finance strategic, and his opinions on how finance leaders can be better business partners.

In addition, he gives a glimpse into how Softbank Vision Fund selects their portfolio companies and how portfolio company CFOs can benefit from being a part of the Vision Fund ecosystem. 

The Future of Budgeting and Forecasting with Evan Wells of Jirav

The Future of Budgeting and Forecasting with Evan Wells of Jirav

February 18, 2021

In this episode, Evan Wells, the VP BizOps & Financial Services at Jirav shares the biggest challenges organizations face when budgeting in a remote world.

We discuss how finance leaders can make accurate forecasts when we're still in a world of uncertainty, and how Jirav is also navigating the new year as an organization.

How Small-Medium Businesses Can Make the Road to Recovery in 2021 With Scott Omelianuk, Editor-in-Chief of Inc.

How Small-Medium Businesses Can Make the Road to Recovery in 2021 With Scott Omelianuk, Editor-in-Chief of Inc.

February 3, 2021

In this episode, Scott Omelianuk, Editor-in-Chief of Inc. joins us to chat about the biggest learnings business owners had from 2020, and strategies on how small-medium businesses can regain momentum for success in a new year.

Scott also shares his lessons as an entrepreneur himself, and how he helped other companies pivot and scale even within a crisis.

Leading the Finance Function at a People-First Tech Company With Pinder Sekhon, Sr. Director of Finance at Unbounce

Leading the Finance Function at a People-First Tech Company With Pinder Sekhon, Sr. Director of Finance at Unbounce

January 22, 2021

In this episode, Pinder Sekhon, the Sr Director of Finance at Vancouver-based company Unbounce shares her experience as a people-first finance leader who made her transition from the more bureaucratic, traditional industries to the agile, fast-paced culture at Unbounce.

She shares how to build a proactive spend culture using technology, and how finance leaders can balance control with trust in fast-scaling organizations.

How to Onboard as a New CFO While Leading a Remote Team With Shouvik Roy, CFO at Drop

How to Onboard as a New CFO While Leading a Remote Team With Shouvik Roy, CFO at Drop

January 6, 2021

Shouvik Roy, the CFO of Drop joined the company during the 2020 pandemic, having to adapt to a new team and environment while being completely remote.

As a seasoned financial executive in the fintech sector, Shouvik discusses the challenges in tech startups during downturns, as well as the CFO's role in setting vision, strategy, and fundraising in 2021

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